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Posted: 02/10/2011

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The HistoriCorps mission is to save and sustain historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers and provide training and education. Specifically, HistoriCorps exists to: • Save historic buildings • Teach students and volunteers traditional building skills • Advance the use of green technologies on historic buildings • Encourage volunteerism on public lands The summer 2011 projects will restore/rehabilitate multiple historic log buildings that were originally used as ranger stations, guard stations, cow camps, and miner cabins. The buildings are all remotely located within the National Forest and National Parks of the Mountain West while most are accessible by high clearance vehicles some require a hike to access the sites.

Field Assistant
Internship Opportunity
statewide, CO
Open Until

Dates of employment: May 31-August 26. Compensation: $12/hour

Field Assistants will be expected to:

Work with, provide on-the-job training for and coordinate projects for volunteers; adhere to and promote work safety standards; plan, purchase and prepare meals for volunteers; serve as a liaison between work crews and project supervisor; reside onsite in primitive lodging; assist with natural and cultural compliance.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

• A willingness to work long days in variable weather

• Able to live and work in a remote and/or backcountry setting (i.e. tents) for up to 10 days at a time

• A valid driver’s license and a good driving record

• A basic knowledge of handtools and the building trades

• Strong communication and conflict resolution skills

• Enjoy teaching others about historic preservation techniques

• Work well in groups

• Can cook meals for large groups (8-18 people at a time)

The preferred candidate will:

• Possess intermediate building trade skills, log working experience ideal

• Be First Aid or First Responder certified

• Have previous leadership experience instructing crews ideally in remote and/or backcountry settings

How to apply
Candidates may submit an electronic cover letter and resume to Jonas Landes, HistoriCorps Projects Manager, jlandes@coloradopreservation.org. Or candidates may sumbit a cover letter and resume via mail to: Jonas Landes, Colorado Preservation, Inc., 2100 Downing St., Denver, CO 80205. Applications recieved after 4pm on the 1st of March will not be considered.
Jonas Landes
Phone: (303) 893-4260
Colorado Preservation, Inc.
2100 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80205

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